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MAHMOUD

Tara Grammy is MAHMOUDFresh off of its Award-Winning Best of Fringe productions in both Toronto and New York City, it’s MAHMOUD, a one-woman show about an aging Iranian engineer-cum-taxi driver, a fabulously gay Spaniard, and a young Iranian-Canadian girl, all trying to get by the day-to-day grind in a big metropolitan city.

Iranian born playwright/performer Tara Grammy invites us to laugh, cry and laugh some more as these characters’ stories intertwine over the course of an hour, exploring themes of displacement, immigration, home, and culture. MAHMOUD takes an exacting look at racism against Middle Eastern immigrants, homophobia within immigrant communities, and media-created stigmas surrounding Iranian (and Middle Eastern) culture.

MAHMOUD features the work of award-winning director and co-writer Tom Arthur Davis and the internationally aOne woman - three characters - craziness ensuescclaimed Soheil Parsa as consulting director. The show is produced by Michelle Grant and Shadan Saber (Tour Manager), with sound design by Mike Conley, lighting design by Jenna Koenig and Linn Øyen Farley. Omar Hady is assistant director. Production stage manager is Jenna Koenig.

A Guest Production at Santa Monica Playhouse, the show returns to the Santa Monica Playhouse,1211 4th Street in Santa Monica, January 10 – January 27, 2013.

Showtimes are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 6:00pm,

For tickets ($30)and information: http://mahmoutaxi.tix.com

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